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Center for Copyright Information Takes Further Steps Toward Implementation
April 5, 2012

The Center for Copyright Information (CCI) announced on April 2, 2012 the appointment of Jill Lesser as its Executive Director. In addition the group announced the members of its Advisory Bo…

New Rules Will Push Colleges to Rethink Tactics Against Student Pirates
February 13, 2009

Colleges are about to be told how to fight piracy. They have deployed various tactics over the years to deter illegal file sharing, usually of commercial music and movies, by their students. But …

RIAA win: Tennessee to police campus networks
November 18, 2008

Tennessee has agreed to filter computer networks for unauthorized music downloads at the state's colleges and universities. Tennessee has a…

Illegal File Sharing 101
November 17, 2008

© 2008 Kent Wada. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license ( ). …

Harvard professor offers new challenge to RIAA antipiracy campaign
October 30, 2008

A Harvard law professor has opened a new front in the battle between the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and alleged music pirates by challenging the constitutionality of a statu…

RIAA, MPAA resume lobbying push to expand copyright law
September 11, 2008

The Recording Industry Association of America and the Motion Picture Association of America are lobbying for a pair of bills that enjoy bipartisan support. Both are designed to give the federal g…

Texas Beats Tennessee in Clue Bowl
February 25, 2009

On April 29, 2008, the Governor of Tennessee signed the country's first law requiring campus networks to solve the problem of digital copyright infringement. High on their success in the…

Advice to ISP's: Sign up for RIAA 101 at a college near you
December 29, 2008

Update (Jan. 4, 2009): According to a report today in the Wall Street Journal, the RIAA is replacing MediaSentry (see references below) by a Danish company, DtecNet Software. Good news? Bad…

The RIAA speaks--and it gets worse
January 15, 2008

The RIAA has quickly become one of the most disliked organizations in the world. Working ostensibly with the interests of the artists in mind, the organization has single-handedly instituted …

An interview with the misguided RIAA
January 15, 2008

This is an unabridged transcript of Don Reisingers interview with the RIAA. This is an unabridged transcript of Don Reisingers interview with th…